A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece by James J. Murphy

By James J. Murphy

Brief sufficient to be synoptic, but lengthy sufficient to be usefully designated, A brief historical past of Writing Instruction is the perfect textual content for undergraduate classes and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing guide from antiquity to modern instances with a special concentrate on the fabric, academic, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical culture. Its longitudinal procedure allows scholars to trace the recurrence through the years of not just particular educating equipment, but in addition significant matters reminiscent of social function, writing as strength, the influence of applied sciences, the increase of vernaculars, and writing as a strength for democratization.

The assortment is wealthy in scholarship and demanding views, that is made available in the course of the strong record of pedagogical instruments integrated, resembling the major options indexed at the start of every bankruptcy, and the word list of keyword phrases and Bibliography for extra research supplied on the finish of the textual content. additional additions contain elevated recognition to orthography, or the actual facets of the writing technique, new fabric on highschool guideline, sections on writing within the digital age, and elevated insurance of ladies rhetoricians and writing guide of ladies. a brand new bankruptcy on writing guide in overdue Medieval Europe used to be additionally extra to reinforce insurance of the center a while, fill the space in scholars wisdom of the interval, and current educational tools that may be simply reproduced within the glossy school room.

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It is likely, however, that this education could better be classified as reading rather than writing instruction, for, with the exception of short, pithy phrases of dedication and brief messages, the literacy instruction of most Athenians was undertaken to benefit from what was written by the two groups of experts: the artists and the artisans of the Archaic Period. By degree of emphasis, writing was being composed and produced as a craft of a select group with reading being the emphasis for the remaining citizenry.

43 This overview of writing instruction in ancient Greece reveals the evidence of the dynamic power of writing which, when realized, facilitates stunning intellectual advancements. What we see with individuals such as Plato, Isocrates and Aristotle is the phenomenon of letteraturizzazione manifested on a personal level. That is, all three of these individuals were so highly literate that they were able to apply writing as a heuristic for problem-solving. Each manifested his power of advanced proficiency in writing in very different but dynamic ways.

Print. Ong, Walter, J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. London and New York: Methuen, 1982. Print. Plato. Gorgias. ——. Ion. ——. Phaedrus. ——. Protagoras. Plutarch. Moralia: Vitae Decem Oratorum: Isocrates. Ancient Greek Writing Instruction 35 Renault, Mary. The Praise Singer. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978. Print. Robb, Kevin. Literacy and Paideia in Ancient Greece. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Print. Russell, D. A. Greek Declamation. London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

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